Bodhisattva Attitude Series

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This multimedia collection presents chapters from Bodhisattva Attitude, a book that highlights the importance of motivation in our daily lives and activities.


Bodhisattva Attitude brings together several motivations taught by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to be used first thing each morning to generate a bodhicitta motivation and, on the basis of that, train the mind in the bodhisattva attitude.

The motivations were first taught by Lama Zopa Rinpoche during the opening days of a series of experiential lam-rim retreats called Light of the Path,1 highlighting at the very outset of the teachings the importance of motivation in our daily lives and activities. Several of the motivations were subsequently re-taught at various locations around the world and then collected together here.

Our multimedia titles present the teachings in a format that weaves together all the assets found in the Archive: transcripts enhanced as much as possible by video, audio and images, and supplemented by other related material.

Click on the chapter links to experience these teachings, or go to to find the free collection of all LYWA multimedia titles.

These titles are edited by Ven. Sarah Thresher and Megan Evart, with technical assistance from's Roy Harvey. We are also very grateful to our friends at FPMT for generously sharing their Light of the Path resources. We hope your understanding of these precious teachings is deepened by engaging the Dharma in this multidimensional way.


1 Light of the Path is a series of annual retreats led by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and hosted by FPMT's Kadampa Center, USA. Light of the Path Retreat Materials: 2009, 2010 and 2014 contains audio and video files for download, as well as the root text, English transcripts and other information associated with the retreats. Read more about Light of the Path 2016 here. [Return to text]